Studies show parental incarceration can be more traumatic to students than even a parent's death or divorce, and the damage it can cause to students' education, health, and social relationships puts them at higher risk of one day going to prison themselves. The first conversation I remember having with my dad was him calling from prison. That conversation changed the trajectory of my life.
The little girl on the left, was just suspended from school for fighting. The girl in the middle was highly depressed and 'living for Facebook likes.' The woman on the right, learned how to use perseverance in a powerful way and live with so much authenticity that she was able to find her #purpose.
The start of your life may not be great and the journey may be rough. BUT as I stand on the 'other side' of the journey, I extend my hand to you and say, "You can make it through this sis!’